Green Tea

Sunday, September 26, 2010

I was reading the newspaper over a cuppa Chai this morning, & I gathered that today the 26th Sept. is World Heart Day.  And, I was shocked to read that every 12 seconds, 1 person in across the globe experiences a heart attack .. Scary Isn't it??

While, I am not overly obsessed with eating healthy stuff all the time, A good trait I picked up over the years is drinking Green Tea.

Consumption of Green Tea is  known to lower blood cholestrol concentration & blood pressure, thereby giving protection against cardiovascular diseases. Green Tea also contains significant amonuts of Folic Acid which reduces the risk of heart diseases & cancer.

Green Tea

I was talking to a lady at the gym the other day & I learnt that not many people know how to brew a perfect cup of Green Tea. Its not rocket science but a slight mistake can make the tea bitter.

Here's how to brew your perfect Green Tea:

You Will Need;

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp Green Tea leaves or 1 Green Tea Bag
  • 1/2 tsp sugar or 1 tsp Honey (optional)

How To:

  • In a tea pot, heat water. Just before it comes to a rolling boil, turn off the flame.
  • Add Tea leaves or Tea Bag. Let it soak for 2 mins & NOT more than that
  • Strain & Pour into a mug
  • Add Sugar or Honey & give it a stir .. Enjoi !!!

You will not fall in love with Green Tea at the very first try, Its an accquired taste.  I drink atleast 2 cups of Green Tea everyday. One, right after I get back from the gym & another cup on the evening. They have plenty of flavours to choose from. Chamomile, Jasmine, Mint, Lemon & loads of others. I have about 3 flavours stored in my pantry right now ..

If it can do a bit for your Heart then why not ??? Make it a habit to include Green Tea in your diet & do remember to exercise .. Protect your Heart !!!

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